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Azerbaijan Airlines Set To Initiate Direct Karachi Flights

Azerbaijan Airlines Set To Initiate Direct Karachi Flights

Direct flights connecting Karachi, Pakistan, to Azerbaijan are on the horizon, offering a potential relief for travelers. The Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Khazar Farhadov, confirmed on Friday that Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is set to initiate direct flights to Karachi starting from April.

The inaugural flight is tentatively scheduled for April 18, 2024, marking a significant expansion of connectivity between the two countries. Karachi will be the third city in Pakistan to be connected by direct flights from AZAL. Previously, the airline had launched direct flights from Baku to Islamabad and Baku to Lahore in the preceding year.

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This development is part of a broader trend in Pakistan’s aviation sector, with other international airlines also making strategic moves. Notably, Batik Air, a Malaysian airline, recently commenced direct flights between Karachi and Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, Ravn Alaska Airlines, an American carrier, has expressed interest in commencing flights from Pakistan and has been in communication with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Furthermore, Ethiopian Airlines has resumed operations in Pakistan after a hiatus of 19 years. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a renowned airline, has also announced plans to operate flights to and from Pakistan, receiving approval from the federal government.

The introduction of direct flights between Karachi and Azerbaijan is expected to enhance connectivity, promote tourism, and facilitate smoother travel between the two nations. It aligns with the broader efforts to strengthen international air travel links and provide more options for passengers.

As airlines from different countries express interest in expanding their operations in Pakistan, it reflects the country’s attractiveness as a significant aviation market. These developments contribute to the diversification of flight options, making air travel more accessible and convenient for the public. The expansion of international flight routes also has positive implications for trade, tourism, and bilateral relations between Pakistan and other nations.